If you were at your apartment or any establishment and the roof or ceiling falls on your head, you can sue if you are injured. After a ceiling or roof falls on you in an apartment, motel, hotel, or any business, you should call Florida personal injury attorney immediately.
Businesses and apartments have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonable safe manner to prevent injury to tenants and guests. When they fail to do so, you can sue them for their negligence and the injuries you sustain. Ceiling collapses often occur due to water leaks, water damage, or mold. Apartments have an obligation to make reasonable inspections to ensure that there are none of these issues. When they fail to do so, ceilings can fall resulting in serious injuries to you or your family.
After a ceiling falls on your head, you may experience neck and head pain. It is extremely important that you get the treatment you need and get better for your injuries. Next, you should call a personal injury attorney to discuss your legal rights.
Have you complained about mold, water damage or issues to the ceiling to your apartment management prior to the collapse? If so, this is important evidence to show the court that the apartment complex had a notice and negligently failed to fix the problem. Even if you did not report anything to the apartment prior to the incident, this does not mean the apartment complex is not responsible for your injuries. At the end of the day, the apartment or business has a duty to properly maintain their building. This means that they have a continuing responsibility to properly inspect and regularly maintain the conditions of their property to ensure safety.
Because the apartment complex will likely argue that they did not know of the problem with the ceiling prior to the collapse, they will not offer you a fair settlement. This why you must hire a personal injury attorney who files lawsuits and knows how to litigate. These types of cases are not like other personal injury cases. They are unique in nature and require an attorney with litigation experience. More likely than not, the insurance company for the apartment or business will force you to file a lawsuit and prove your injuries and that the apartment is liable for your damages.
Litigation will require your attorney to take depositions of the apartment employees, landlord, owner, maintenance workers or other individuals who are identified in discovery. By taking these depositions, your attorney will be able to establish that the apartment knew about the dangerous condition to the ceiling or that they failed to properly maintain their building resulting in your injuries.
Here at Workman Injury Law, Attorney Devon Workman has experience litigating ceiling collapse cases resulting in successful settlements for his clients. Devon Workman has the proven track record by recovering over $15 million for injured clients. Call Workman Injury Law if you or your loved one has had ceiling fall on them in an apartment, motel, hotel or any business to get the compensation you deserve.